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SSE to treble renewable output as it releases strong interim results

By |2020-11-21T11:41:49+00:00November 26th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

SSE is set to treble its renewable output by 2030 thanks to an attractive pipeline of projects, and is on track to add 1GW of new capacity annually in the second half of the decade. This update comes as the company releases its 2020/21 interim results, which contain a strong focus on wind, as it

Partnership to create first end-of-life supply chain for electric car batteries

By |2020-11-21T11:39:52+00:00November 25th, 2020|Battery Storage, Home Battery, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

A seemingly ground-breaking project to create a circular end-of-life supply chain for the electric vehicle industry is being led by EMR Metals Recycling. The project has won grant support from the UK Government’s Advanced Propulsion Centre. RECOVAS is a partnership between EMR, three major vehicle manufacturers (Bentley Motors, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover), the University

The key areas of Boris Johnson’s ‘green industrial revolution’

By |2020-11-21T11:36:32+00:00November 24th, 2020|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

How can the objectives of the 10-point plan be achieved? Boris Johnson announces 10-point green plan with 250,000 jobs Boris Johnson’s £12bn plan for a “green industrial revolution” spans renewable energy, nuclear power and countryside restoration. However, some of the objectives are likely to be difficult to reach, and the plan has been criticised for

Opinions | Here’s how Biden could get the U.S. to lead on climate change again

By |2020-11-21T11:32:45+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy|

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to begin the process of rejoining the Paris agreement with the stroke of a pen. As important as this will be, a more significant demonstration of Biden’s determination to rejoin the international fight against climate change will come in the form of the target the United States then puts on

Public support for renewables reaches 80% as solar comes out on top

By |2020-11-21T11:29:41+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Public opinion on renewables has remained high throughout 2020 with 80% stating they now support renewable generation. This is according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) latest public attitudes tracker, which found that only 3% of people oppose renewables. The most favourable technology came out as solar, with 85% of the

Government sets sights on 2 million new green jobs with creation of taskforce

By |2020-11-14T13:43:13+00:00November 21st, 2020|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The government has announced the formation of the Green Jobs Taskforce to support the creation of 2 million new jobs. The taskforce will be chaired by energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng and skills minister Gillian Keegan, forming a part of the government’s ambitions to build back greener. An action plan will be formed by the taskforce

ICE ban brought forward to 2030 in ‘landmark moment’ as Johnson releases Ten Point Plan

By |2020-11-20T15:24:24+00:00November 20th, 2020|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy|

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has released his eagerly awaited Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial revolution, setting out pledges to create 250,000 jobs. The plan covers offshore wind, carbon capture and storage (CCS), heat pumps, hydrogen, and electric vehicles (EVs), including bringing forwards the ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to 2030.

SSE joins Race to Zero campaign as it sets sight on net zero by 2050

By |2020-11-14T13:41:22+00:00November 20th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

SSE has committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, as it joins the Race to Zero campaign. The Perth, Scotland headquartered energy company will ensure all it’s operations are in line with the ambition to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5ºC, and will be setting relevant science based targets. Martin

Second life bus batteries to be trialled as storage for solar generation

By |2020-11-14T13:37:57+00:00November 19th, 2020|Battery Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

A trial exploring the use of second life bus batteries for storing solar energy has been awarded £130,000 of funding. This comes from the Sustainable Innovation Fund, with the trial – led by AceOn in collaboration with Brill Power and Cranfield University – having won almost £350,000 in funding overall. A 120kWh second life lithium-ion

Pandemic Could Not Stop the Growth of Residential Energy Storage in Q2 2020

By |2020-11-14T13:33:12+00:00November 18th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

While many American industries have fallen on hard times during the COVID-19 pandemic, the home energy storage market enjoyed its second-best quarter on record in the second quarter of 2020. According to the Energy Storage Monitor, published by Wood Mackenzie and the U.S. Energy Storage Association, 48.7 megawatts/112 megawatt-hours of energy storage was added in

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